A Powerful Tool to foster Collaboration and Retrospectives
Every human being has individual experience and mental models which drives their expectations, behavior, communication and thinking. Therefore, they crucially impact team culture, interactions and collaboration. Understanding and sharing values amongst each other helps to align actions, decisions with common values and priorities. Since dysfunctions or misunderstandings have greater impact on collaboration in distributed teams, we suggest to start discussions about certain values and to define their meanings within the team. Thus, we provide a simple tool which we call value compass.